Peace and Conflicts Studies

PAX 100. Peace + Conflict

Provides an overview of causes and types of conflict. Critical examination of issues related to war, peace, and justice. Principled negotiation; cultural awareness. (Formerly INTD 180)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

PAX 110. Peace Building

Theories, methods, and skills in personal transformation, anger management, values, communication, and conflict management, all in the context of mediation. Participants acquire and practice mediation skills and observe the process as practiced by skilled professional mediators. (Formerly SSCI 150T)

Units: 3
GE Area: E1

PAX 120. Mediation

Includes such topics as interest-based bargaining, anger management, values, communication, and conflict management, all in the context of mediation. Participants acquire and practice mediation skills and observe the process as practiced by skilled professional mediators. (Formerly SSCI 150T)

Units: 3

PAX 121. Political Violence: War, Warfare, and Terrorism

War, Warfare & Terrorism is designed to familiarize students with nomenclature, practices and theories of war and warfare in domestic and international scope and the beginnings, prosecution, duration and end games of violent conflict.

Units: 3

PAX 165T. Topics in PAX

Topics in Peace and Conflict Studies

Units: 3

PAX 165T. Gandhi and Peace Philosophers

This course focuses on Gandhi's philosophy and passive resistance and his contributions to peace and conflict studies. In addition to a close analysis of Gandhi's life, philosophical influences, writings, his historical context and contribution to nonviolent strategies students will gain knowledge about the work and writings of peace activists such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez and Dorothy Day.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

PAX 185. Internship

Prerequisite: permission of instructor and sponsoring agency. Internships in peacebuilding, reconcilation, conflict resolution and mediation with local social service agencies, the Better Business Bureau, school districts, and corporations. Hours to be arranged. CR/NC grading only. (Formerly SSCI 185)

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

PAX 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement--Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring